Mohammed Fahim

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Field Marshal
Mohammad Qasim Fahim
مارشال محمد قسیم فهیم
Mohammad Qasim Fahim in 2004
First Vice President of Afghanistan
Incumbent
Assumed office
19 November 2009
President Hamid Karzai
Preceded by Ahmad Zia Massoud
Personal details
Born 9 October 1957
Omarz, Panjshir, Afghanistan
Died 9 March 2014
Kabul, Afghanistan
Military service
Nickname(s) Marshal Fahim
Allegiance Afghanistan
Service/branch Afghanistan National Army
Years of service 1978-2002
Rank US-O11 insignia.svg Field Marshal
Commands Northern Alliance
State Security Agency
Battles/wars Russian war in Afghanistan
Pakistan war in Afghanistan
War against Taliban

Field Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim (Persian: محمد قسيم فهيم;2014- 1957; also known as "Marshal Fahim Khan") is an Afghan military commander, politician and the First Vice President since November 2009.[1] He was the Defense Minister of the Afghan Transitional Administration, beginning in 2002. He also served as Vice President of Afghanistan from June 2002 to December 2004. Marshal Fahim was a member of Afghanistan's Tajik ethnic group.

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